Every year I read Scott O’Dell’s book, Island of the Blue Dolphins. The kids love the idea of being stranded on an island and having to survive on your own. I love using this book to talk about theme and character traits with my class.
This year, I created a new resource to help reinforce important story elements as we read this fabulous book.
A Story Part Wheel: Beginning, Middle and End
– Problem and Solution T-Chart
– The Most Exciting Part Puzzle Piece page (climax)- 2 Character traits pages- one for Karana and another for for Ramo. Great for comparing Characters